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Major Grants - More than $1,000 to $7,000

Grants to South Dakota Nonprofits and Agencies
for Public Humanities Discussion Programs

GrantWatch ID#: 172408
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

South Dakota Humanities Council


Grants ranging from $1,000 to $7,000 to South Dakota nonprofits and agencies to engage the general public in a discussion of the humanities. Formats include conferences, festivals, lectures and presentations. Programs should examine the subject matter from a view and perspective of the humanities disciplines.

Discussion programs can also contain a media element. For example, potential projects include documentary films, radio and television productions, exhibits, website and social media projects, mobile web applications and humanities-related books or e-books. These projects would encourage discussion in the humanities and utilize unique forms of media to advance the humanities.

2016 is the Centennial of the Pulitzer Prize. SDHC will solicit Speakers Bureau topics exploring the history, prestige, and winners of the Pulitzer Prize and well as give special consideration to organizations applying for projects that highlight the Centennial Anniversary.

$1,000 - $7,000

Programs can take place after December 1, 2016.

Any nonprofit organization, institution, or public organization interested in promoting the humanities may apply.

All grant proposals must meet the following requirements:
- The project must take place in South Dakota.
- The sponsoring organization must not have any current open grants with SDHC.
- The sponsoring organization must have a tax-exempt status letter (such as the 501c3 form) and a DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number with the Central Contract Registration.
- Third-party cash and in-kind contributions must match the amount requested from SDHC.
- Be a topic in a humanities discipline. The humanities are fields of study concerned with people, their values, and the human experience.
- Must include active participation of a humanities scholar. This is a person trained in one of the humanities disciplines, earning a M.A. or Ph.D., or individuals whose career and personal history show commitment to the humanities.

SDHC does not fund:
- Courses, scholarships, cash awards, or fellowships
- Programs that are being held to make a profit
- Performances in the creative or performing arts that do not have a humanities component
- Meals, snacks, decorations
- Expenses incurred prior to getting the award
- Lobbying efforts or activities that advocate a particular political/social party, agenda, or ideology
- Endowment or fundraising solicitations
- Proposals that do not follow SDHC guidelines
- Capital projects including equipment, land, renovation, or staffing costs
- Generally, no supplies or equipment can be purchased with grant funds.

Third-party cash and in-kind contributions must match the amount requested from SDHC.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply, go to

Sherry DeBoer, Executive Director

South Dakota Humanities Council
1215 Trail Ridge Road, Suite A
Brookings, SD 57006


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